Academic Resources Photo

FALL 2021 LUC 201 CONCEPT CONNECTIONS COURSES

LUC 201 A: Hiking the Trail – Backpacking 101
Mondays, 1:10-2:00pm
Instructor: Dwayne Beggs

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of backpacking and the art of self-reflection while contemplating where “they are going” as they hike in the wilderness.  This class will challenge students to refine the essential supplies needed in their backpacking kits in preparation for on-the-ground experiences at such places as Oak Openings Metropark. The goal is for students to gain practical hands-on experience in terms of preparing for and actually backpacking, which will require them to assess and reflect on who they are as individuals – their strengths and weaknesses– while challenging them to draw lines between their needs and wants (so, for practical purposes, they don’t hit the trails with unmanageable bulks of luggage).

LUC 201 B: Cooking with Gubi
Tuesdays, 12:30-2:20pm**
Instructor: Sister Barbara Vano

This course will provide an opportunity to explore basic cooking and baking skills (from scratch), become more comfortable with seasonings, and check out a few kitchen tools. By the end of the semester, you’ll be inviting friends for dinner! **Please note, this class will meet biweekly.

LUC 201 C: Love & Marriage
Wednesdays, 11:00-11:50am
Instructor: Michelle Rose

This course will introduce students to the study of love and marriage as social institutions. Discussion topics include the history of love and marriage, myths and hidden realities of relationships, kinship systems, mate selection, social class differences in marital roles and child-rearing practices, and how social change affects marriage and the family.

LUC 201 D: Let’s Do Toledo
Thursdays, 1:10-2:00pm
Instructor: Jenn Southerton

Toledo means different things to different people – for some it is home, for others it is far from it. In this course, students will study multiple facets of the city of Toledo. They will examine its history, industries, attractions, and demographics, while also having the opportunity to reflect upon their own experiences of the city. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to be active citizens by engaging with other members of the community. Students will become more attuned to the many features of Toledo, whether they are brand new to the area or life-long residents. A service learning experience will be included as part of the course.

LUC 201 E: Adulting
Thursdays, 9:30-10:20am
Instructor:  Shelley Beard

What do people really mean when they talk about the “real world”? Are they referring to life after college? A first professional job? Getting married?  Setting a budget? In this course, we will discuss some of the new (and expanded) categories of responsibilities and challenges that people face and develop a tentative definition of what it means to be an adult.  Some of the categories that we’ll discuss include: finances, personal health and safety, handling communication challenges in this new world, and de-stressing.

LUC 201: Vulnerable Populations – FOR NURSING MAJORS ONLY
NR1 – Mondays, 9:00-9:50am
NR2 – Thursdays, 10:00-10:50am
NR3 – Wednesdays, 9:00-9:50am

As healthcare providers, we care for people in some of their most vulnerable states. Numerous populations face additional vulnerability related to their age, cognitive function, and various other factors. We must be cognizant of vulnerable populations and work to implement appropriate interventions to assist these populations in living their most successful and healthy lives. This course will explore vulnerable populations at the local, national, and global level; specifically focusing on poverty and homelessness locally and nationally, Veteran’s health locally and nationally, and globally looking at the health care needs of migrant workers, Central Americans, and Irish populations.